Nick Grantham

Fundamental Principles
Innovative Ideas

18 Years Experience

Nick has become recognised as a specialist in athletic preparation and has helped athletes at all levels achieve their personal goals and ambitions. Nick has worked in high performance sport for almost 20 years and has extensive experience of long term athlete development. As lead strength and conditioning coach to National Governing Body’s and Home Institutes Nick has been responsible for the management, development and delivery of integrated physical preparation strategies for a wide range of sports.

Nick has developed and delivered physical preparation strategies, incorporating other disciplines such as sport science, physiotherapy, nutrition, performance analysis and biomechanics. He has also worked closely with medical teams assisting in the management, monitoring and implementation of injury management programmes.

Nick continues to develop his knowledge of advanced training concepts and evidence based training principles, and has observed best practice at leading training establishments around the world including; the Australian Institute of Sport, International Rugby Academy New Zealand, US Olympic Training Centre, Cirque du Soleil and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Nick has a proven record of coach and athlete education, having developed resources, practices and applied research that has enhanced the delivery of both sport specific and strength and conditioning support.

A sought after ‘expert’ Nick has presented seminars and practical demonstrations on strength and conditioning for the Football Association, the National Sports Medicine Institute, the British Olympic Association and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.  Nick has articles published in leading sports publications such as Triathlete’s World, Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness including monthly columns in Sports Injury Bulletin and Maxim magazine. Read more…

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Nick’s career spans four Olympic cycles working with many of the countries most talented athletes to help them realize their potential. A sought after ‘expert’ recognized as a specialist in athletic preparation with a wealth of knowledge. TEDx invited Nick down to give a presentation.

The Blog

Long term athletic development (LTAD)

Long term athletic development (LTAD)

October 2, 2015

Secrets from Pro Strength Coaches…

October 2, 2015

Blood Flow Restriction – Updates

August 26, 2015

Endurance athletes need to lift heavy

August 19, 2015
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External Coaching Cues

August 6, 2015
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The Professional Fitness Coaching Academy

August 1, 2015

You don’t know squat…

July 30, 2015
CHAOS Training

CHAOS Training Revisited

July 28, 2015

Rehabworks Clinical Workshop

July 23, 2015
illusion of understanding

Illusion of understanding

July 22, 2015
jump around

Jump around

July 21, 2015

Strength training can’t improve speed

July 16, 2015
GymAware System

Velocity Based Training (VBT)

July 15, 2015

Control the controllable

July 14, 2015
your programme sucks - yeh boooh - I could do better - rubbish

The whole world is a critic…

July 10, 2015
Hold on, I'm just going to check out the creepy cellar

Don’t go into the cellar…Genre Blindness

July 9, 2015

Plyometrics – Knock Down Ginger

July 8, 2015

Marshmallow Coaching

July 7, 2015

Programme Design – The Answer

July 6, 2015

Exercise Prescription For Physio’s

July 3, 2015

Push the button

July 3, 2015

Vanity Abs, Bicep Curls and Positive Polution

June 23, 2015

Corrective Exercise or Cotton Wool?

June 18, 2015
I do a lot of work for charity mate...

You’re Hired Charity Sales Break £2000

June 15, 2015

The Recovery Pyramid

June 3, 2015
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Take Action…jobs don’t just fall out of the sky

May 15, 2015

Building Future Champions

April 7, 2015

Movement Quality Training

March 24, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey

March 20, 2015

What a numpty! I’m still coming to LEEDS!

March 10, 2015

Fast and Furious – Mike Young Workshop

March 3, 2015

Workshops webinars and podcasts…

February 23, 2015

Early Sport Specialisation – bad idea?

February 16, 2015

I know nothing…

February 10, 2015
Everybody loves Raymond (well - not everybody!)

Just play sport to get fit?

February 9, 2015

CrossFit Sucks?

February 7, 2015
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Create Athletes

January 27, 2015

Jose Mourinho, Painists and Football Players

January 26, 2015

I don’t care if you’re a 13 year old superstar

January 19, 2015

Blink and employers have missed you

January 19, 2015

Pigs don’t fly – fundamentals of speed development

January 12, 2015
Top Work Kier

Nice Work Rugby Strength Coach – You’re Hired

January 12, 2015

Periodisation and Russian Dolls

December 13, 2014

Keir Wenham Flatt UK Seminar Series

November 26, 2014

Sport Science Infographics

November 14, 2014

I don’t care how fast your feet are…

November 13, 2014

Physical Development Strategies For Youth Athletes – Update

November 10, 2014

How to sound like a genius!

November 6, 2014

ICST 2014 – Review

October 28, 2014

Long Term Planning – 4 Steps To Success

October 28, 2014

The Italian Job – ICST 2014

October 23, 2014
OK, I know these are the Crazy 88 and they're not Ninja's -  but it's Uma Therman - cut me some slack!

Fighting Ninja’s

October 22, 2014

Big Data – Really?

October 21, 2014

Physical Development Strategies for Youth Athletes

October 18, 2014

Polar Explorers and Strength and Conditioning

October 16, 2014

Cornerstones of Training

October 9, 2014

Weak Side Rule and Strength Training

October 2, 2014

Surgeons write lousy rehab programmes!

September 30, 2014

Coaches often fail to ‘ship’ programmes

September 29, 2014
Birthday cupcakes

Happy Birthday Song and Effective Coaching

September 20, 2014

Coaching gold from Nanny McPhee!

September 18, 2014

Top 4 Programme Design Considerations

September 1, 2014

Are you a Ninja?

August 26, 2014

Sticky Coaching

August 14, 2014

Clean Up Your Athletes’ Olympic Lifts Immediately

January 16, 2013

Pointless Training – Treadmills, Cranks and Shot Drills

September 5, 2012

5 Common Recovery And Regeneration Mistakes

January 6, 2008
Bacl to shcool

Back To School – Workshop Programme

September 2, 2015
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